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How to restore security permissions to default settings

Q: How to restore security permissions to default settings

Hello, I had problems sharing files on my network and I went to different support forums looking for answers and I changed user permissions on my (c/) drive and tried to add "Everyone" following instructions from other forum, I did something WRONG and I did not fix the problem and now I just create a new one because "SYSTEM" and "Authenticated Users" do not exist anymore. I need help to see if someone can tell me how to restore settings to default.

Thanks

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A: How to restore security permissions to default settings

You can try a restore point previous to the time you made your changes. Any other changes you made, installations, etc since that restore point will be undone too.

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How to restore security permissions to default settings?

Hello, I had problems sharing files on my network and I went to different support forums looking for answers. I changed user permissions on my (D/) drive and tried to add "Everyone" following instructions from other forum, I did something WRONG and I did not fix the problem and now I just create a new one because "SYSTEM" and "Authenticated Users" do not exist anymore. I need help to see if someone can tell me how to restore settings to default.

Thanks

A:Restore security permissions to default settings??

type run command
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

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After I change the setting to default, when I close and reopen IE9 the settings are back to custom which I never changed to begin with. I know I have a virus because SUPERanti spyware catches and removes up to 30 at every scan and I am being redirected to google when I try to do searches of certain things to get answer's to this problem. Iam using windows 7.Thank you for helping.

A:IE9 can't restore default internet security. Keeps reverting to custom settings.

Is this occuring on one of the systems you mentioned in your Am I Infected topic?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470643.html/

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Hi everybody, I'm not sure what messed up my registry keys but the administrators users can't open them anymore on my Windows 7 machine. So I'd like a method that reset them to the default settings.
I found one way, which would be to set everything with Administrators full control, but that is hardly the default... what about SYSTEM and Users?
I'm not sure I can try a repair installation, as I only have the Windows Vista to 7 upgrade dvd...

Thanks

A:Restore default registry permissions

I found this on another site. It may or may not fix your problem
First you need to download SubInACL from here SubInACL is a command-line tool that enables administrators to obtain security information about files, registry keys, and services, and transfer this information from user to user, from local or global group to group, and from domain to domain.
Create a file with the name reset.cmd under C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools folder
Now you need to Edit the reset.cmd file and add the following lines
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f
Save and exit your file
Now you need to open command prompt run the following command
cdcd “C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools”
after this press enter and enter the following command
reset.cmd
after entering this please press enter
after a few minutes by processing subinacl, the permission will be reset

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I changed the system permissions to get ownership of system files to modify a system sound file.How do I restore default permissions?
 

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Hello, I was fiddling around on my computer trying to get my homegroup up and running but have stumbled across an issue.
I noticed that since I was messing with the share settings on my folders that my iCloud pictures no longer automatically update. The only thing I can trace this back to is that I must have done something to the folder.
My user folder has a lock next to it and under "properties", the "read only" box is blue. No matter how many times I uncheck it, it always turns blue.
Additionally when looking at the thumbnail photos in my My Photo Stream folder, all of the pictures have a little lock on them.
No matter what I do, icloud will not update. I'm wondering if a system restore will undo any changes I made or if system restore does not touch these settings.
Conversely, how can I restore the default settings for folders under my user name?

A:System restore and folder permissions/settings

If you go to C:\Users and find your user account that you log into and right click-properties-security, what accounts are listed under the Security heading? Also what permissions does your account have under the security heading?
 
As far as a system restore goes, it would set the permissions back to whatever they were on the date that you chose for the restore.

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Hi thereRe: Windows 7 advanced security settingsSome of the permissions have been changed and I would like to find a way to reset all the permissions to the default settings.  Can anyone provide a quick way to reset all permissions to default? I would be truly grateful. Thanks. :-)Kind regardsmeTech

A:Quick way to reset all security permissions to default? (Windows 7)

Or you can seek on the Knowledge Base ... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222 :)Tis article is for windows vista but i works also for windows 7.Just run in a evalated prompt the following command.secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verboseKind Regards
DFTIM me - TWiTTer: @DFTER

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I screwed up and accidentally changed the permissions on a UserGroup that I am apart of denying it everything on a folder. Due to the Deny precedence in the the XP Permissions, I now cant go back and change it back. Any tips or suggestions?

A:XP Folder Permissions and Security Settings - Locked Myself Out

Hello medauto

See if you can do this
Take ownership of the folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?


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Hello, I recently got a new laptop and was eager to setup a wireless network to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop. My laptop is running Win 7 while my desktop is using XP. After I configured the network, file sharing seemed to work perfectly except that on my desktop, I can access the "USERS" folder of my laptop.

So without any knowledge of what I was doing, I altered the security settings of the "USERS" folder and/or my C:\ drive and I believe I pretty much locked myself out of it. I tried to revert the settings (Allow - Full Control) instead of (Deny - Full Control) but it denied me access for changing these settings when I pressed apply.
I then hastily performed a system restore in hopes that it would revert the settings.

I restarted my laptop and everything seemed to be normal as I got my desktop back, but I'm not sure if I still have remnants of the security settings. For the security settings for my "USERS" folder, under "Group or user names" "SYSTEM", "Administrators(xxxxxxxx-PC/Administratiors)" and "Users (xxxxxx-PC\Users)" have Full Control. Only "EVERYONE" has the ability for: read & execute, list folder contents and read.

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first one being... Read more

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Hello, I recently got a new laptop and was eager to setup a wireless network to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop. My laptop is running Win 7 while my desktop is using XP. After I configured the network, file sharing seemed to work perfectly except that on my desktop, I can access the "USERS" folder of my laptop.

So without any knowledge of what I was doing, I altered the security settings of the "USERS" folder and/or my C:\ drive and I believe I pretty much locked myself out of it. I tried to revert the settings (Allow - Full Control) instead of (Deny - Full Control) but it denied me access for changing these settings when I pressed apply.
I then hastily performed a system restore in hopes that it would revert the settings.

I restarted my laptop and everything seemed to be normal as I got my desktop back, but I'm not sure if I still have remnants of the security settings. For the security settings for my "USERS" folder, under "Group or user names" "SYSTEM", "Administrators(xxxxxxxx-PC/Administratiors)" and "Users (xxxxxx-PC\Users)" have Full Control. Only "EVERYONE" has the ability for: read & execute, list folder contents and read.

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first o... Read more

A:Windows 7 Security Settings/Permissions Issues?

You may need to 'take ownership' http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

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I am running Microsoft Windows Vista Business Professional SP2 (OEM) on a Dell Inspirion.

I messed with the Vista Professional SP2 registry editor, trying to tweak my system for faster start up.

I downloaded Black Vipers Safe Reg File. I started hearing beeps that tell me I have errors.
I went to his site to find out how to get it back to Vista Default and his advice was to download the Default reg file and right click it and then click merge.
I still keep hearing beeps that tell me I have errors.

Is there any way to Restore the Registry to Default Settings, without using System Restore, as my last Restore contains the same errors.
Is there a file on Microsoft.com that has the Default Registry that I could download?

Any help would be truly appreciated. And yes, I've learned my lesson, will not use Registry Cleaners ever again! :-(

Angi

A:Is there a way to Restore the Registry to Default Settings, w/o using Sys.Restore?

Before editing the register, you should always back it up, but that doesn't help you now. Your best chance to get what you're calling default settings are to go back to the earliest restore point and see if it works.

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Does anyone know how to go about restoring WMP 64-bit to default settings. One used to be able to roll back to WMP 10, then reinstall 11. But that is apparently not an option anymore. Also not an option, so please spare me the posts, is a system restore; the problem occurred too long ago.

Here's what is going on. I used to be able to click on any VOB file in a DVD folder, and WMP would play the DVD. Somehow I broke that ability, messing around with codecs or settings or who knows what. So I want to go back to square one as far as WMP goes without having to take all of Vista with me.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

A:Restore WMP to Default Settings

You could do a system repair with a Vista DVD

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Hello, I am having trouble with pop-ups to the extreme, and I have tried using AVG Antispyware to remove them. Every time I scan with AVG I get the exact same Adware and I remove it but it doesnt remove, in any case it has got so annoying that I had decided to use system restore, allthough this was Jan 1st, and I could not go back in the calender, so there was no way to restore. Now I have decided to just restore my computer to complete default settings, Ive done it before, but that was when my computer wouldnt fully start and it came up with the option to restore. I have to clue how to restore to defaults otherwise, could someone kindly walk me through these steps? (I did read other posts on this topic but I did not find any of them solving my problem, for they all required the use of 'System Restore')

A:How to Restore to Default settings?

Well pending on what kind of computer you have and how new it is, when you first turn on your computer there will be a Recovery option, press applicable key and it should start a recovery, remember this deletes all your personal files and programs

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Hi everyone,
I have just installed Win7 RTM x64 on my main system, and I have run to a weird problem. When I was messing around, I found the new included ClearType text tuner, and decided to give it a try. But the results came out pretty bad...everything kind of fuzzy. Tried redoing the tuner, but whatever I would try, wouldn't work. So I deactivated Clear type, and thing got even worse: no fuziness but text with no smoothing at all.
So I want to know if there?s any way to just restore the default values/settings for Clear Type?
Thx everyone..

A:Restore default ClearType settings?

Hello X3m,

Since you trying different ClearType settings to no avail, you can use System Restore using a restore point dated before you first made these changes to restore them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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If I Restore the Default Settings in Firefox will I lose my favorites I made ?
here is a link http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/internet/firefox/restore-the-default-settings-in-firefox-without-uninstalling-it/

A:Restore the Default Settings in Firefox?

To be safe, in FF, click Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks. In the window that opens, click on the "Import and Backup" drop down, then backup. You now have a backup file of your favorites.

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Is there a way to restore Vista back to it's factory network settings without restoring the entire laptop to it's factory settings? Thanks.

A:Restore Default Network Settings

Did you ever get an answer to this?

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URGENT HELP, Please! Earlier today, I tried to open an exe file in my downloads. It was for a printable coupon. When I clicked on 'open', I was prompted to choose a programme in which to open this file. Windows recommended 'Media Player' ...? Foolishly, I clicked on this and, ever since then, every programme on my computer opens as Media Player! Even the icons in my task bar show as Media Player! I cannot imagine which programme was used to open this type of exe file previously. Nothing listed appears to be the right one. I have asked all over the internet, phoned my ISP, no one can help. I've even tried a couple of fixes on here but I don't really know what went wrong or exactly what I need to restore. PLEASE, can anyone help? I cannot even switch off my laptop because I'll never get back onto the internet - which now opens as Media Player!!!

A:How do I restore my default settings in Windows 7?

Hello Mozer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file for the listed exe option in the tutorial below to restore the default associations for .exe files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

If that doesn't help, then you could do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you made this change to undo it.

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Hi everyone,

One of our users' PC's has had it's theme settings changed, as in the font at the top of an Explorer window, the desktop icon font & the Internet Explorer font has all changed.

Basically I'm wanting to restore XP back to it's default theme settings but nothing I have tried has worked;

- I've tried saving a theme from another computer & applying it to this one
- Changing the settings in Display Properties > Appearance
- Changing the settings in Display Properties > Appearance > Effects to the same as another PC
- Delete the user profile & getting the user to log back to create a new profile

Does anyone have any idea how I can do this?

Regards,

Luke

A:Restore XP Theme to Default Settings

Mysterious changes like that can be caused by malware so please post on the malware forum to get a clean bill of health for the affected PC before looking for other causes:
Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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Im not that computer literate and there is a 16year old ignoramus and a 33 year old dont-wannna-know-anything-unless-I-absolutely-have-to that want to use my PC.

I was in maximum paranoid mode and went for some extreme settings to protect my computer when I got it home from the shop. I dont know what I did. I would like to set it to default settings so I can start fixing stuff.

Problems I have had:

Trouble reinstalling devices including my on board sound after Team Speak 3 and the sound would not play nice. Lotta "Invalid Capture Device" crap that recurs
Patching the WoW client. My PC cant do it.

A:Restore Win 7 Home Premium Default Settings

Try system restore.

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How to reset the internet driver back to it's default settings?



Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit

A:Restore internet driver to default settings

Internet driver ???? no such animal, what you have there is "Network adapter". Best way would be to reload the driver for it, it should go back to defaults.

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I was messing around with my libraries today, and after removing and adding a few things, my pictures and music library both look different than they used to. I have provided examples to show exactly what I mean.

How it used to look:
How it looks now:

As you can see, there is now a useless dropdown menu that clutters the screen. I have tried checking the settings and restoring the library settings to default, but I can't get my libraries looking like regular folders again.

A:How do I restore library settings back to default?

Hi, i do not know if this will work but can try. left click My Music and hold a drag it to c:users\david folder.

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I have hundreds and hundreds of fonts I have added to my Windows 7 OS 64 system font folder but it is really slowing things down. I tried 'restore default font settings' in the system fonts folder but the same fonts remain? How to I take it back to just the original fonts that came with Windows 7? Thank you.

A:Restore default font settings in Windows 7 64-bit

See if this helps.

Fonts - Delete

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Can anyone tell me how to restore the default security settings to my c and d drives? Or maybe just post theirs. I was messing with mine and can't seem to download from any sites.

I'm the sole owner and user of my pc so I would like to be logged in as administrator at all times. Running RC 7100.

Thank you

A:Default Security Settings

  
Quote: Originally Posted by polorsport


Can anyone tell me how to restore the default security settings to my c and d drives? Or maybe just post theirs. I was messing with mine and can't seem to download from any sites.

I'm the sole owner and user of my pc so I would like to be logged in as administrator at all times. Running RC 7100.

Thank you


Hi Polorsport, Welcome to the forum,

Maybe you shouldn't fiddle

Try doing a system restore System Restore

I hope this helps, otherwise my best advice is a reinstall

Pooch

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I had a prompt to say my computer security settings were putting me at risk so reset them to default. Now I can't access anything! Working on an old Windows 7 toshiba laptop. Help??
 

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Does it delete (or restore to default) my synced settings in Microsoft Account if i refresh my Windows 8? I need it because i will have problems (e.g. some metro applications are crashing) if i sync back from Microsoft Account to my PC. I can disable sync for all users from Group Policy and then switch to Microsoft Account. But i want change synced data, snyc my new PC settings to my account.

Will refreshing Windows help me or is there any way to delete Windows 8 sync data in Microsoft Account?

A:Will Refreshing Windows Restore Synced Settings to Their Default?

Unless you're signed into your Microsoft account, nothing will be lost though the syncing. You can change the sync data by simply changing whatever, it'll sync up. It doesn't save to your puter, it saves the data to a cloud.

I would say refreshing would help, but if you're having issues with metro app, I've had success running sfc /scannow in command prompt.

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Hi,  I am using Thinkpad X240 with Windows 7.After about 3 weeks of vacation i forgot my logon password.I tried with all words that i can remember but can't  able to remember my passowrd. I can i Restore to factory default settings either windows 7 or to windows 8.... I am not a too geeky,So please detail instructions would be gratly helpful Thanks in advance

A:Thinkpad X240 Restore to factory default settings

Did you forget the Windows logon password or laptop access password you have to type right after power on?Do you have Lenovo Factory Recovery Media?

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My computer was acting up. I had a lot of files, and it was eating up almost permanently "30+%) of the physical memory, even with everything but required files closed.

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/japika/ComputerSpecs.jpg

I was hoping a system restore to factory defaults would fix it, but now I am getting some strange issues.

The Physical Memory usage is just as high.
There is one svchost.exe (netsvcs) that is eating up a lot of memory (113,000 KB working set).
DWM.exe is also ~113,000 KB commit but only 77,500 Working set.

It is running just as slow as it was before the restore. In fact it seems to be running a little slower.

What is strange is, in that image I showed you, it lists 3gigs of memory and a 32 bit system.

I have 4 gigs of memory (it showed that before the system restore) and 64 bit system. When I did the restore, it said it was installing the 64 bit system....

I am at a loss...

The computer is a little old (at least 2 (maybe 3) years).

Bad memory? Would investing in some new memory sticks be worth while?
I really don't want to buy a new computer...

Quick addendum
I have yet to install any of the microsoft updates.

I am going to uninstall the included programs that I will never use like Napster..., search and install the updates, then shut down the computer and pull out, 'clean' and reinsert the ram chips, to see if there is any effect.

I know for a fact there is a lot! of dust in the system.

Could that be a cause?

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A:Restore to factory default settings. Strange issues

Hello Hadleyrandell123;

How did you do the system restore? Was it from a disk or a separate partition on your hard drive?

The dust is probably not the culprit, but is not a good thing either .

Cheers

Dave
 

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My computer suddenly stopped detecting my webcam, and in trying to solve the problem, I deleted the driver. I cannot find any place online where I can restore the driver (a Bison NB Pro built into an MSI laptop). I'm tempted to restore the computer to its default settings, but I'd like to know first if that will restore the camera's driver.

Does anyone know if this will work?

Thank you for your help
 

A:Will reverting to default settings restore deleted programs?

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I messed up my windows 8.1 pro theme and settings. Windows Title bar text is gone instead there's white blurry box as caption. And under folder option>view>always show menus, if the box checked or not menubar always stays visible.

The things i did to get in this position took few days and i don't know when the problem started but my guess is win7 transformation pack. Please check the steps below,

First i installed UltraUXThemePatcher_2.5.11, Aero Glass - Win8.1 - 1.3.1, and couple of custom themes, It was working perfectly for days.
Then i tried 7tsp_GUI_v0.4_B(2015) for icons but instead i used a transformation pack of windows 7, but restored it.
Title bar got messed up then i tried UXTheme Multi-Patcher 13.1, UxStyle to fix but ended up unistalling/reinstalling all of these multiple times from scratch, I also use OldNewExplorer v1.1.5.1, Shell32_Patch_Setup_v1.6 since windows installation but again reinstalled because of this mess. Then the menubar problem occured, stays always visible.

I was unable to find the solution online, tried couple of command in cmd > sfcscan, dism etc but no luck.
I tried opening local admin account and it's fine there, no messed up title bar and no menubar. Sure i can move to there but it feels a bit hassle to change every settings of windows and hundreds of softwares again.
I want to continue in my current user profile without reset everything.
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A:How to restore default settings of Win8.1 title & menubar?

Finally i figured it on my own
For future reference the solution was,
OldNewExplorer v1.1.5.1 was responsible for frozen menubar now uninstalled &
Titlebar text may be the font was blank or removed by some theme,
used following registry code to revive the caption,


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"CaptionFont"=hex:f1,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
00,00,00,01,00,00,05,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

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I have looked everywhere here and elsewhere...there are a lot of great tutorials and other posts...but I can only find one set of directions for my purpose and following them is NOT working.

The left hand side of my Windows 7 Premium Home 64 bit start menu is completely blank (why or how I am not sure)...I have repinned a couple of programs just to see if I could populate it again, which I can.

So far I have:
1) Control Panel - Start Up - Customize - Restore default settings - Apply - OK
This has consistently not worked.

2) ...Customize - check/uncheck options - ... store and display recently opened each checked - Apply - OK
Again, not worked.

...........restarted all times

3) I have seen a great number of interesting tutorials and posts, but nothing that captures this problem, the opposite of most queries.

I'm wondering if I have to set up a new user account? and switch settings for the accounts? i.e. account profile corrupted? (How does this even happen?)

Anyone with any other ideas how I might restore the start menu default settings besides the obvious (that should work!!) Customize option, I would be greatly appreciative.

Thanks,
Avery

A:Trying to restore start menu default settings - Not Working

The recently opened can be cleared everytime you reboot if you have it set to do so. Have you checked here, how to pin and unpin to start menu?

Just re-read your post with me glasses on, I see you have tried pinning,. Sorry, do they/ did they stick?

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I have a database which ive secured up and altered the Startup settings so that the menus and stuff arn't shown, only problem is i need to make some changes.

Now yes i did back it up, but i backed it up so much ive lost track of which is the final, so if possible i would prefere to edit the final version which ive locked up. How can i alter the startup settings now that i cant open the appropriote menu?
 

A:Solved: ACCESS: Alter the startup settings/restore to default

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Hello all,
I have a website that only works from 64 bits PCs when I click on "Default Level" in the IE settings under
Security tab.
My question is, how to know which settings have changed so that I can create a policy for them and the website works after that??
Thanks.

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I'm trying to reset this computer back to its default security settings due to the fact it got owned by a virus.

I've gotten the trojan off the computer, but it set a bunch of policies on the computer and now I can't run/install quite a few programs. It would be much easier if I could just edit the group policies via gpedit.msc but since its XP Home it doesn't have it built in.

I went through all the places in the registry I thought the policies would have been set but I couldn't find anything.

What I'm trying to do now is reset the computer back to its default security settings by going to Run and typing MMC. When the console pops up, I click File, then Add/Remove Snap-in and click Add, and your supposed to add Security Configuration and Analysis, but I don't have that option to select from the menu. If I could add this in I should be able to just load the setup security.inf and reset the computer back to its default settings.

I've tried quite a few other things today but I am starting to run out of options. Any help would be awesome thanks!

A:Help restoring default security settings for Windows XP Home.

You could try running SDFix. As a malware scanner I think it is quite out-of-date, however it will reset a lot of the registry items back to their default value as part of the scan.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/

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HELLO MT members i am thinking of pairing comodo FW with ESET nod 32 or kav 2016. Is this combination is comparable to ESS 9 or KIS 16 ? i am thinking of keeping comodo at default level., i will not tweak it
 

A:How Internet Security Comodo firewall at default settings?

No softs should be left at default settings; they all are bypassable especially comodo.
 

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(windows 7) I accidentally messed up the security settings in the "Default Folder" (a shortcut?) of the Users folder.
I removed administrators permissions , that caused my pc to be unable to restore to previous restore point correctly. However, I was able to re-add the admin permission and everything now is fine.
Yet I need help here.
1 could anyone post screenshots of the default "default folder" security settings? I need to set it back to the default one even though now it works fine.
2 why the hell does that folder NOT HIDDEN? Are yours not hidden as well? Of course the option to hide all system file is checked on my pc. The only reason I messed with that folder is because I thought it was just a normal folder and not a system folder. Anyway to get it back to be invisible?
Thanks for helps in advanced. And I don't want to go to Microsoft supports because they always give robotic replies with no helps at all.

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Now,much mixing or very touch
step by step, tell

1.temp,,Temporary Internet Files,,Content.IE5
change attributes and change security permissions

2,windows folder--temp, Temporary Internet Files,,Content.IE5 use and slow Internet

3.all registry permissions change
4. all document and settings folder, change attributes

5. admisitrator folder,,Not used and LocalService.NT AUTHORITY,,,NetworkService.NT AUTHORITY.000,,use

6 disk security permissions change

Now real problem,,, windows folder, Temp,Temporary Internet Files,,Content.IE5 use and slow pages

No system restore and cleaning system volume information folder

windows update components broken

A:how restore security settings and attributes?

You might need to look at doing a repair from you xp install disc [IT Services] 7. Windows XP Repair Installation - Fixing Windows XP System and Startup Problems

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

I do not know how on Windows 10 laptop how to restore my Microsoft security settings. The message came as a pop up after my latest update last night. When I just logged on and I could get into the log in and start my Norton update, the pop up came on.
Please help me. Thank you.

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Guys I made big mess.

My brother asked me if he could use my laptop when I'm away. I set him guest account, went to D drive, right click than properties, security, and sett deny ticks on the wrong profile - mine. Then I tickes that I'm the owner and everything is fine but a padlock symbol appeared on various folders on D drive. There is no more list of users when I go on properties.settings except administrator. I tried to system restore, but still the same..

Pls give me an advice how to restore everything to default!

thanks in advancr

A:Restore folder default folder access settings

Do a System Restore to before you made these changes. See Option Two here: To Do a System Restore at Boot using System Recovery Options

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Hi,
Yeah, you may think this seems like just a normal message from oc'ing too much, but a problem-I haven't overclocked anything! It booted to that point, then my hard drive went mad clicking and crashed. This was after it being turned on and off to see if my graphics card was booting because I had no video, but it turned out I had just been downright stupid and plugged it into the onboard graphics. Anyone know what could have happened? Thanks

P.S. would the power drawing thing (molex on my case fan) need to have a seperate connector or just draw power from another device? Thanks.
 

A:'Previous overclock settings failed, default settings enabled'

If this happens just once then I wouldn't worry about it too much but the PSU or HDD could have something to do with it.

You can connect a molex connector fan to its own power connector or you can put it on an optical drive's connector for example, but it's ok to do either as they don't use much power.
 

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Hi,

I played around with the junctions that divert some stuff to other folders and for the

"C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu"

I removed inadvertently the Administrators Group from the security tab (Everyone and System still there)!

Now, since you are not allowed to EDIT or ADD (but REMOVE.... ridiculous btw) HOW do I restore the defaults (Everyone, System AND Administrators)?

Many Thanks for your help folks....

Patrick

A:restoring default permissions on junctions

Hello Patrick

Welcome to Vista Forums!

You may be able to do a System Restore to a point before the changes.

Messing around with Junction Points is a bad idea.







Later Ted

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I found article related to default permissions and user rights for IIS 7.0, I want to make sure if this article is applicable to IIS 10.0, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/981949/description-of-default-permissions-and-user-rights-for-iis-7-0-and-lat

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Is there anyway to reset the permissions back to Account Unknown() for the WindowsApps folder? I wanted to have a look in it, I changed the ownership to myself and now I just want to reset it back to the default. The default was Account Unknown(sequence of some kind), but you can't just set it back. Anyone have any clues?

Thanks

A:WindowsApps reset default permissions

If you have set up System Restore Points on your PC you will be able to restore your system to an earlier point in time. This should reset your system folders back to where they were.

A quick guide to this: System Protection - Turn On or Off for Drives in Windows 10

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My daughter got a hold of my mini HP and I can't figure out password what do I do

A:Bios settings for Mini - what are the default settings

Hi, Are you referring to a Windows log on password or a power on password? If it's a power on password, at the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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I've been having problems running Adobe Illustrator CS5 on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machine.

The problem is that Illustrator will not allow Photoshop files to be 'placed' into the Illustrator document. This was NEVER a problem with XP.

This seems to be a common problem with Illustrator CS5... and it seems that many people say the 'fix' is to 'right-click' on the Illustrator program in the start menu, and select 'Run as Administrator.'

This does seem to work, but people say it's a 'Permissions' issue.

I changed all my 'Permissions' to 'ALLOW' for this program.... and it seems like the program has gotten somewhat quirky....

Is it a bad thing to select 'Allow' for each of the 'Group/User Names' in my Security tab for a given program???

Here's what I have done.... and imagine the 'check-marks' are on 'Allow' for each of the Group/User Names listed in the Security tab of the enclosed picture.

Oh... and why to I have 2 different TG (my initials) users and 2 different Administrator Groups... plus a 'System' group which you can't see in this pic???

A:Permissions settings?????

This article might give you a better understanding of the groups on the computer...

Administrator vs Administrators

Where are the Photoshop files located?

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I had to change the owner and permissions of the C:\Windows folder in order to install a particular software. When I changed these settings, I had the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" box checked. Ever since I made these changes, most of my icons won't appear properly and several windows updates have failed. I figure its safe to say I made a mistake. Does anyone know how to return all ownership and permissions to default values without doing a full install of the OS? I tried creating a recovery disc and running a repair, but it didn't fix the issue. I also have no image to restore to.

I'm running 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Thanks.

A:Default Permissions and Ownership of C:\Windows and subcontainers

Try system restore. If not when did you make your last backup. Try Backup as last resort.

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I just recently moved from Windows XP to 8 so I'm pretty much new to setting permissions for directories in Windows 8. I'd like to know if I make a change for permissions to a directory in Windows 8. Can I reset them to their default? If so, how?
For example: I tried to change the permissions of Windows 'Temp' directory just recently, how am I going to reset them to their default?

A:Default permissions for Windows 8 'Temp' Directory

Not an answer to your question, but whatever you do, DON'T USE OLD XP PARADIGMS AND HABITS in Windows 8 (or Windows Vista/7 for that matter).  The OS is based on a completely different architecture and has different ways of doing things.  If you
have not used Windows Vista or Windows 7 for any length of time, tread slowly and lightly taking time to truly learn the new OS and how to do things within it.  You will be much better served and happier in the long run.
Back to your question, it is best to not change the permissions of any system directories.  In the case of C:\Windows\Temp, that is now considered a system directory.  If you really need access, open an administrative command prompt (right-click,
Run as administrator) and navigate there.  The built-in, local administrator account has full access.
As of the Windows version 6.x.xxxx family, the default temp directories are %temp% which is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp.  C:\Windows\Temp is strictly used for Windows' only temp files.

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